Very exposed to bad weather, the fence needs regular maintenance to keep its color. But over time, it still ends up tarnishing. The renovation of the painting is then essential. Repainting the fence simultaneously hides scratches and traces left by shocks. The type of paint to use on the wall depends on the structure’s material. So, let’s first look at repainting fences of different materials. We will then see the color to choose.
For a wooden fence, acrylic paint is ideal. Water resistant, it protects the wood from bad weather, and the color remains intact for two or three years.
Fungi, mold, and insects can attack a wooden fence unless you have chosen a very resistant species like Teak. The first thing to do is to repair the damage. Then comes the surface treatment to avoid the problem’s reappearance. As with traditional carpentry, water-repellent and anti-foam therapies are necessary. You can then finish the job with a coat of paint. This choice is important because it guarantees both the aesthetics and the protection of the fence. The application of varnish is also possible for the wooden fence.
For the metal fence (iron, aluminum, steel, etc.), approximately every two years, repainting is necessary. The technique of powder coating is the best suited. It acts as paint and treatment for the fence. Solvent-free, it is both practical and ecological. Powder coating also aims to protect the metal against physical shocks.
Anti-rust paint for a wrought iron fence is a no-brainer. The surface’s prior stripping is often essential to sanitize it. It all depends on the condition and soiling of the support. Some parts must be removed before repainting the fence if some parts are rusty. To treat the surface and prevent the reappearance of rust, opt for a suitable treatment. There are different techniques for cleaning metal surfaces, such as shot blasting.
Enamel paint is also suitable for metal fences, ferrous or not. Using a primer before applying this type of paint will reinforce the anti-rust action of the product.
Change the color of your PVC fence to give it a whole new look or when you notice the material starting to tarnish. Different types of lacquers are available in the market. In addition, be aware that PVC is customizable as desired. You can opt for imitation wood paint, for example.
Painting a concrete fence is also possible. It is enough to ensure that the surface is impeccable (clean and free of dust) to facilitate the adhesion of the paint. Applying an undercoat will bring out the desired color.
The choice of color is purely aesthetic. White is the great classic of fences. It brightens up the garden and adapts to all styles of landscaping. However, this color requires more maintenance, mainly because it gets dirty easily. You can opt for a gray color instead.
The dark color has also gotten a place in construction and, obviously, in the garden. Thus, an opaque or anthracite-colored fence is very trendy. In particular, it values industrial properties.
The Havana color, on the other hand, is modern and offers a natural charm. It shades elegantly with dark colors like black, navy blue, and brown.
In short, the fence’s repainting depends on the state of the coating and the change in your tastes. The most common product for exterior works is acrylic paint, which is very weather and UV resistant.